About the protected area
- Lahemaa is the oldest and largest national park in Estonia.
- Lahemaa National Park was created to protect the landscape types and natural values characteristic of Northern Estonia, such as the sea, rivers, lakes, forests, meadows and mires.
- Lahemaa National Park belongs to the Natura 2000 network of protected habitat and bird sites.
- Lahemaa is the area with the highest number of erratic boulders in the North European glaciation area.
- There are 21 study and hiking trails in the national park, totalling some 120 km.
- There are 68 villages and settlements of various kinds in the national park and some 10,000 man-made structures.
- Many Estonian folk dances have been recorded in the coastal villages of this region and the area is well-known for its folk songs in runic verse.
- Lahemaa National Park is governed by the Environmental Board.
Boulder field. Photo: Riina Kotter